Mar 25, 2013 - 2:49 pm
Met with the surgeon last week. The tumor seems to be wrapping around my Moms aorta, and is impossible to remove. She also weighs in at only 95 lbs (at 5'6), so even if the tumor was removable, she would most likely not be a surgical canidate.
She will be having an endoscopy to see if a stent or dilation can happen, as well as a PET to get a better idea of her prognosis.
Her quality of life is so low at this point (and has saddly been that way for many months), unless there is an improovment, I think she will simply give up. She has had the feeding tube for months now, and has had no real weight gain, and she is convinced that it makes her sick. She told me last night that if there can't be something done to allow her to eat a little (she can't eat or drink ANYTHING), she's not going to wear it anymore. She also refuses to do chemo anymore.
I don't know what to do or say anymore. She was diagnosed in October 2012, how did we get to this point so quickly?